Monday, June 23, 2014

Sexy Naked Men From the 70's; iPhone Photo Awards; Rick Santorum's Gay Rant; The Buckhampton Country Club and the Rogue Prince by Ryan Field


Sexy Naked Men From the 70's

Here's a link to an article about sexy naked men from the 1970's. I honestly didn't recognize one single name, however, the interesting thing is that they all have the 70's look even though they aren't wearing clothing from the 70's. I guess it's the hair.

Australian women’s magazine Cleo has been known for its naked centrefolds, amongst other things, since the 1970s. Here are some of the very best. With best meaning, well, you’ll see…

You can read more here and view a nice handful of photos, no pun intended.

I found the guy named George Loring one of the most attractive.

iPhone Photo Awards

I got this link from my butch straight male friend, Jordan. For all his straightness, he actually has good taste in photos and art. That stereotype that makes the claim that all gay men have great taste is a HUGE myth. I know plenty of gay men who are just as tacky and cheesy as some straight men...if not more so in some cases.

On 10 June 2014 the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced the winners of their 7th Annual Contest in the Photographers of the Year and following seventeen categories: Animals, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Others, People, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel and Trees.

This year’s winning entries were submitted by photographers from 17 countries. You can view all of the winning photographers here.

You can read more and see the photos here.

For most of my life I never bothered with photos of any kind...taking them. I never had the patience or the inclination. But when I discovered my iPhone (and iPad) and the quality of the photos I could get, I couldn't stop taking pictures.

Rick Santorum's Gay Rant

Those who follow this blog know that I rarely ever post anything about people like the failed presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. I always think, why bother? He lost the senatorial race in Pennsylvania, too, in 2006. Most recently he's become known as the guy who is opposed to gay marriage and he thinks of it as a fight to the finish...or good against evil.

 “You now see situations with bakers and florists and photographers who are being forced to provide services for same-sex weddings or get fined, lose their business.

Frankly, I wouldn't ask anyone who opposed gay marriage to create a wedding cake design for me because I wouldn't trust their taste or their skills. The odds are if they are that hooded about gay marriage and equal rights (and that dumb about running a profitable business) their cakes are most likely going to resemble Entenmanns...basic fare. But more than that, the very same rules and laws that require bakers to make cakes for all US citizens regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, or religion are the very same laws that keep gay people from refusing to do business with right wing Christian zealots. Gay people in business can't refuse anyone either. We can't even set up gay only senior retirement communities because that would be discrimination. It has to be called Gay Friendly. But good old Ricky doesn't seem to think we have to follow the law either.

“They are fighting, they are fighting, they are not backing away, they are coming at us.

“How many people do we have saying we’ve already lost the marriage issue? We haven’t even lost yet! We have to understand that if we don’t engage with this war, we will lose this war.”

We are fighting? What does THAT mean? I spent the day in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering dealing with a family member with cancer...and Tony will be doing that on Thursday with another family member with breast cancer. We've worked hard all our lives, never once asked for a handout, and have always paid our fair share of taxes just like everyone else. All we're asking for is equal rights...basic rights everyone in the US is supposed to have. We've never marched in a pride event, held up a picket sign, or challenged anything on a grand scale.

This guy sounds as if he's gone unhinged. As for the winning or losing, that was decided by SCOTUS last June and since that time, state by state, the federal laws have defined what it constitutional or not with regard to same sex marriage bans much the same way they defined women voting almost 100 years ago.

You can read more about Ricky here.

And this article talks about Rick Santorum's wife's alleged affair with an abortion doctor when she was in her early 20's and the doctor was in his mid-60's.  I know nothing about this but there's the article and that's the link. Both Santorum and his wife are now strong pro-lifers. No one's perfect.  I'd just like to know what the woman sees in Rick Santorum. He could be the last man on earth and I wouldn't sleep with him. Maybe the anti-gays should use a photo of HIM in conversion therapy wearing the bad sweaters and dad jeans.



The Buckhampton Country Club and the Rogue Prince
 
by Ryan Field
 
 
 
 


Parrish Bundy has just lost his father, and gained a traveling circus, a chocolate factory, and plenty of power and money. As the heir to the Bundy empire, Parrish knows the rules- but now that he's in charge, he plans to make changes. And now that he owns one of the most prestigious country clubs in the east, The Buckhampton Country Club on eastern Long Island, he's finally able to let his hair down.

Across the Atlantic in a small European country there lives a handsome young prince named Richard who is even more dissatisfied with his controlled life than Parrish. Richard has always been aware of his royal obligations, and he's always put his people and his country before his own needs- still he longs to know what it's like to be a normal gay man who has the ability to choose his own destiny.

When the two men meet by happenstance, sparks fly in the hushed environment of the Buckhampton Country Club. But will social responsibilities, long-standing family rules, and deeply ingrained royal obligations ruin their chances to spend the rest of their lives together? And will they be able to overcome the harsh realities of being openly gay in the public eye in order to live their lives they way they want to live them?

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